Nell Merlino is an activist and award winning advocate for women and girls. A catalyst for progress, she mobilized millions of people to recognize girls’ potential with the creation of Take Our Daughters to Work Day and fosters women’s economic empowerment through the non-profit she founded Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence. With Senator Hillary Clinton’s support, Nell launched Make Mine a Million $ Business program helping women grow micro businesses to million $ companies. Nell served as a Pathways Envoy for the U.S. State Department promoting women’s entrepreneurship across Latin America and served on the development committee for the Walmart Women’s Economic Empowerment program. She serves on the Jury for the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards. Nell has provided commentary on every major news outlet in the U.S. and has generated over 2 billion media mentions focused on the progress of women and girls.
She is the author of “Stepping Out of Line: Lessons for Women Who Want it Their Way in Life, in Love, and at Work” available on Amazon, and “Cracking the Glass Ceiling and Raising the Roof” in MIT Innovations Journal, Winter/Spring 2013